Fresh strawberries for his lordship
Johann Störrle, Day labourer
Yesterday, we sent the children to go and look for wild strawberries. They did eat a couple themselves but still brought home a bucketful. Oh my, I wouldn’t have minded enjoying the sweet fruit myself but I know that his lordship loves strawberries. And indeed, Cook gave me some pennies for them. Not that much longer and I will have the money for a new pair of shoes!
Good food is hard work
Gertrude Löffelholz, Housekeeper
Can you believe it? Day in day out, all of this work? We’ve got two kitchens here – one for the family, one for the servants. Two female cooks and one chef. Add three kitchen maids and an apprentice cook. The best time of the year is when their lordships are travelling. Why? Well, the kitchen stays here, as does the chef. And he has to do something with the leftovers. And then we get to eat them.
Special occasions require food like in the olden days!
Ursula von Klagenfeld, Proprietress
My husband and I will have our fiftieth wedding anniversary tomorrow. The whole family will already arrive today. The house will be full of people – including my many grandchildren and two great grandchildren. So much food in the kitchen … I am glad that the cook from the village inn is going to prepare it. It’s too much for me. But tonight, I think a good old bologna salad will be fine. My children always liked it! I’ll just make a quick trip to the butcher’s.